Your work will change lives. Including your own. 

The Impact You’ll Make

Recursion is a clinical-stage biotechnology company decoding biology by integrating technological innovations across biology, chemistry, automation, data science and engineering to radically improve the lives of patients and industrialize drug discovery and development. Our team is working to solve some of the hardest, most meaningful problems facing human health today.  As an analytical scientist, you will play a critical role in ensuring our drug candidates are well characterized, our testing associated with our manufacturing processes are well understood, and our regulatory filings are well written.  You can expect to work on multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

On normal workdays, you will deploy a phase appropriate philosophy to establish a product’s specifications, work directly with our CDMOs to provide insight into method development, support IPC development, monitor stability programs and document results in regulatory filings. 

  • Support corporate efforts to industrialize drug discovery and development.  
  • Develop processes and systems that will facilitate the advancement of drug candidates through clinical trials and commercialized products.
  • Lead in and/or Contribute to the development and validation of reliable test methods, the design and implementation of effective characterization stability or other studies through appropriate protocols, meaningful data reviews and accurate reports.
  • Support the development of stability studies management and analytical standards across programs.
  • Create processes to support stability studies management and analytical standards across programs. 
  • Author or contribute to the development of regulatory documents in support of global submissions (INDs, IMPDs, NDAs, briefing packages, etc.).
  • Innovate using new technologies to expedite delivery in order to decrease drug development time.


Making Salt Lake City your home base is ideal, however, we will consider remote work for this position. We ask that remote employees commit to regular on-site visits for routine work and departmental events. 

The Team You’ll Join 

Reporting to the Director of Analytical Chemistry, you will be an integral member of the Recursion Development Team. You will contribute to the analytical development activities within a fast-paced, goal oriented, clinical development environment and to the larger Recursion goal of industrializing the development of medicines.

The Experience You’ll Need

Ph.D or MS in Analytical chemistry or closely related field with 3+ years’ experience. Bachelor’s degree with 7+ years’ experience will be considered.Familiar with a range of analytical techniques chromatography, spectroscopies, compendial and other drug substance and drug product characterization techniques. Familiarity with coupled techniques such as LC-MS GC-MS, q-nmr and, the use non-traditional detectors would be an advantage. Conversant with method development, validation, stability and other characterization studies as well as with the review of associated protocols, reports, data in a GMP compliant fashion. Experience working with CDMOs is a plus.A cross-functional understanding of drug development related quality and regulatory affairs.

How You’ll be Supported

Active partnership with your supervisor and CMC colleagues who will provide support in your training process during first 90 days to ensure quick ramp up. Ability to participate and learn from your colleagues in our regular journal club & tech talks to see how innovative solutions can be developed and deployed to industrialize to scale. Option to attend conferences to learn more from colleagues, networks, and more to better your skillset 

At Recursion, we believe that every employee should be compensated fairly. Based on the skill and level of experience required for this role, the estimated current annual base range for this role is:

  • Developing:  $117,000
  • Skilled: $130,000
  • Expert: $143,000

To learn more about our level within levels, click here.

You will also be eligible for bonuses and equity compensation + our comprehensive benefits package for United States based candidates. The range displayed on each job posting reflects target ranges for US new hire salaries and is determined by job, level, and market factors.  

During the interview selection process, you will connect with a Talent Acquisition Partner who will be your advocate and ally to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation that meets your needs for your skills, experience, and relevant education/training, while also reviewing our very competitive total rewards package.


The Values That We Hope You Share:

  • We Care: We care about our drug candidates, our Recursionauts, their families, each other, our communities, the patients we aim to serve and their loved ones. We also care about our work.
  • We Learn: Learning from the diverse perspectives of our fellow Recursionauts, and from failure, is an essential part of how we make progress.
  • We Deliver: We are unapologetic that our expectations for delivery are extraordinarily high. There is urgency to our existence: we sprint at maximum engagement, making time and space to recover. 
  • Act Boldly with Integrity: No company changes the world or reinvents an industry without being bold. It must be balanced; not by timidity, but by doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
  • We are One Recursion: We operate with a 'company first, team second' mentality. Our success comes from working as one interdisciplinary team.

Recursion spends time and energy connecting every aspect of work to these values. They aren’t static, but regularly discussed and questioned because we make decisions rooted in those values in our day-to-day work. You can read more about our values and how we live them every day here.

More About Recursion 

Recursion is a clinical stage TechBio company leading the space by decoding biology to industrialize drug discovery. Enabling its mission is the Recursion OS, a platform built across diverse technologies that continuously expands one of the world’s largest proprietary biological and chemical datasets. Recursion leverages sophisticated machine-learning algorithms to distill from its dataset a collection of trillions of searchable relationships across biology and chemistry unconstrained by human bias. By commanding massive experimental scale — up to millions of wet lab experiments weekly — and massive computational scale — owning and operating one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, Recursion is uniting technology, biology and chemistry to advance the future of medicine.

Recursion is headquartered in Salt Lake City, where it is a founding member of BioHive, the Utah life sciences industry collective. Recursion also has offices in London, Toronto, Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at, or connect on X (formerly Twitter) and LinkedIn.

Recursion is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and inclusion.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, local, or provincial human rights legislation. 
Recursion welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Recursion Pharmaceuticals and its affiliate companies do not accept resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Recursion or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Recursion’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Recursion, and Recursion will not owe any referral or other fees. Our team will communicate directly with candidates who are not represented by an agent or intermediary unless otherwise agreed to prior to interviewing for the job.

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